Tony James Doesn’t Know What The Secretary Of Commerce Does And He Doesn’t Care To Find Out


It’s Jack Lew’s job or nothing for the Blackstone prez.

Reuters has learned that James was offered the job of commerce secretary when President Barack Obama reshuffled his cabinet two years ago. He turned down the previously undisclosed offer because he wanted the post of Treasury secretary or national economic adviser, one of the sources who was briefed about the offer said….

James sees his chances of a cabinet position in any Clinton administration as slim because he has not cultivated his ties with her as much as he did with Obama, the sources said. He has no plans to run for office himself, they added.

Tony James looks beyond Blackstone – sources [Reuters]
Earlier: Charlie Gasparino: Blackstone President Tony James Shot The White House A Résumé When He Found Out Stephen Schwarzman Was Leaving Everything To The Crabs